Monday, June 10, 2013

Late Spring Pinks & Purples

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a nice weekend.  I was able to spend most of Sunday in the garden and then we had a cookout.  The gardens are bursting with color.  Are you ready for a stroll?  I hope you like pinks and purples!

Ahhh, here we have some allium.  'Gladiator' is the first with its lavender blue florets.


Who would have thought onions could be so beautiful!


'Cristophii' with its silvery amethyst flowers seem too big to be real.


Irises are abundant in so many different shades of purple.



Pansies can always be found popping up.


The 'Bridal Wreath' Spirea is cascading with tiny white flowers.


Oh look, we have a friend who would like to join us!


Last year I added a few more hostas to the shade garden.  The ferns are doing fantastic with all the rain we have had.


Salvia 'May Night' with its purple spikes


Shall we take a walk over to the pond?


The Geranium 'New Hampshire Purple' has really spread and is so dependable.


Thank you for strolling with me today.  Soon the rain will stop and the sun will be shining brightly.

Today I am joining ...

Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Nature in the Home @ Little Green Shed
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Weekend Flowers @ Tina's PicStory

27 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Beautiful series, Donna, and I especially love your little bunny friend!

Jeanne said...

Lilac and lavender and all purples are my favorite colors too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Terry said...

I'm lovin' all of the purple, Donna. The alliums are particularly beautiful. I need to get out in my garden!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow they look beautiful Donna, and fabulous pictures.

greetings karin

Hindustanka said...

Lovely purple blossoms in your garden! I wish we had better weather now so I could grow such beauties too :)
You've got many animals there, so nice to see nature around us, isn't it?
Have a wonderful day!

Karen Frost said...

Everything looks lovely, Donna. Purple is the prettiest color in the garden, I think. Love those little 'visitors', too. xoxo

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Donna everything looks so pretty! Alliums are such a neat flower to see. I lost one stem to the frost of one of mine. Speakinf of purple- I'm enjoying my lilacs and purple iris now. This spring seems to have the plants delayed over here. My peonies will be blooming soon too. Cute bunny! I think one ate 5 of my tulips this spring. I saw him in the back and then I noticed what was missing!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Donna,
All your flowers are beautiful hon.
Just loved your post, and that cute lil bunny. My Mom had bridal wreath when I was a kid, and we used to use
those lil bouquets for our dolls bridal bouquets, such fun!
I wasn't totally sure if I had the name right. I might just have to check and see if I can find one at
a nursery. She lived in the fl. panhandle so don't know if they grow well this far south. I would love to have one myself.

Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us, flowers make my heart sing. They are just so amazing each and every one.

Blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Donna,
All your flowers are beautiful hon.
Just loved your post, and that cute lil bunny. My Mom had bridal wreath when I was a kid, and we used to use
those lil bouquets for our dolls bridal bouquets, such fun!
I wasn't totally sure if I had the name right. I might just have to check and see if I can find one at
a nursery. She lived in the fl. panhandle so don't know if they grow well this far south. I would love to have one myself.

Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us, flowers make my heart sing. They are just so amazing each and every one.

Blessings, Nellie

Deb said...

Love all your purples, Donna! I esp like that geranium in purple! Just beautiful. And another commenter said she liked your bunny friend. I'm not sure I can call him a friend when he eats up my hard work! LOL!

Cynthia said...

Donna,

Such gorgeous garden pictures and color. I adore allium and that frog is so cute in the pond!

Cynthia

Pam said...

Beautiful! Love all the purples!

Chris said...

Thanks, Donna! How nice for me to come home from work and be able to walk thru your garden. I loved it! The bunny and frog are just icing on the cake! Thanks again!

Beth said...

Your flowers look great, Donna. I love the geranium and your allium and iris. Very pretty! Enjoyed seeing the frog in your pond, too.

Becky said...

Your flowers are gorgeous..

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous Donna! Love your little garden friends too.

W. Latane Barton said...

That was a very nice stroll through your garden. Thanks for inviting me.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful flowers Donna! I loved seeing the sweet bunny and frog.

Rosemary said...

Donna enjoyed the stroll. I too have a bunny or 2 in the garden , they love my plants..LOL

Katz Tales said...

You always have my fave colours! Love the rabbit too.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your allium are beautiful, Donna. Mine have buds, but are not in bloom yet. After a few days of rain, it's about to be sunny and nice here for the weekend--hope you have sun, too!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous flowers and the bunny is so cute.

Tina´s PicStory said...

so pretty flowers and all in my* color :) thanx!

Liza said...

Beautiful! Love the color.

Plantain

Meihsia Liu said...

Love all the beautiful photos! Donna, thank you so much for sharing. :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Your flowers are really lovely and the purples so vibrant! I enjoyed seeing Mr. Frog too. We had a bunny munching in our garden out back the other day. He looked a lot like yours. Love the critters! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Hannapat said...

What a beautiful garden you have I so enjoyed the walk with you today. I love irises and the beautiful alliums they are so intricate and grand. Thanks for your comment over at mine it's always lovely to find some other bloggers interested in gardening and creating. Xo

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